"Be thankful for everything." —Joy

Park Sooyoung (Hangul:박수영; born September 3, 1996), also known as Joy, is a South-Korean singer and dancer. She is the lead rapper and vocalist of South-Korean girl group, Red Velvet.


During grade school, she performed K-rock band Cherry Filter's "Flying Duck" which began her aspiration to become a singer. She graduated from School of Performing Arts Seoul in February 2015. She was cast through SM Global Audition in Seoul in 2012. Joy is BtoB Yook Sungjae's on screen wife on the fourth season of We Got Married.

Red Velvet

On August 1 2014, she finally debuted with Red Velvet. She and Yook won Best Couple at the MBC Entertainment Awards with Joy winning the award for 2015's New Star of the Year. They also have released a song together entitled 어린애 (Young Love) for the programme in 2016. The song debuted at number 52 on the Gaon Weekly Chart. The same month, S.M. Entertainment issued an official photo series entitled Enjoy your Monday with Joy. It is released once a week via SM Town Now and Vyrl mobile applications.



Joy (박수영)

  • Stage Name: Joy
  • Birth Name: Park Sooyoung
  • Nicknames: Doongdoongie, cute Joy
  • Birthday: September 3, 1996
  • Birthplace: Seoul, South Korea
  • Blood Type: A
  • Height: 167cm
  • Weight: 43kg
  • Position: Lead rapper, lead vocalist


Single Digital




Release Date Title Role Notes
2015 SMTown The Stage Herself Documentary film of SM Town artists

Television Drama

Release Date Title Role Notes
2016 Descendants of the Sun Herself Cameo appearance with Red Velvet, Episode 16
2017 The Liar and His Lover Yoon So Rim Lead female role
Some Guy Herself Cameo, Episode 7–8
2018 Great Temptation Eun Tae-hee Lead female role

Television Show

Release Date Title Role Notes
2015 KBS2 Immortal Songs 2 Contestant Appeared with Seulgi and Wendy, Episode 223
2015 - 2016 MBC We Got Married Cast Member Starred with BTOB Sungjae
2016 Mnet M Countdown Special Host Hosted with Seulgi, Epsiode 494
2016 - 2017 KBS Trick & True Fixed Panelist Since Episode 5
2017 KBS2 Girl Group Battle Contestant Appeared with Seulgi and Wendy, Korean New Year Special
MBC Thinking About Oppa Panelist Pilot Episode
King of Mask Singer MBC, Contestant Episodes 121–122 as "Bandabi"
2018 JTBC Sugar Man 2 Host


Year Category Recipient Result
2015 Best Couple Award (with Yook Sung-jae) We Got Married Won
New Star Award Won
2018 Newcomer Award The Liar and His Lover Won


  • Designated Color is Green
  • Represenative Animal is Canary
  • Her nickname is kkyeopjoy (Cute Joy).
  • She trained in the company for about 2 years before debut, being cast in 2012.
  • She can sing trot.
  • She can imitate Mr. Krabs from Spongebob.
  • She loves chicken.
  • She takes the most selfies out of all the members.
  • Her favourite number is 31 because she likes to eat ice cream. (Baskin robbins has 31 original flavours.)
  • Her favourite singer is Ariana Grande.
  • She claims that she has a habit of spacing out.
  • Her hobbies are watching movies and singing good songs.
  • She collects lip balm.
  • Her ways of relieving stress are going around on her own and meeting up and talking with her sisters.
  • She currently shares a room with Yeri.
  • She's said to resemble actress Kim Yoo Jung.
  • She was not apart of SM Rookies before she debuted in Red Velvet.
  • Her favourite subject at school is Music.
  • She is known to be the most adorable of the group.
  • In their mini-album "The Red Summer", she represents a kiwi.
  • She appeared on "King of Mask Singer", episodes 121 and 122 as "Bandabi".
  • In their full-length album "Perfect Velvet", her weapon is a submachine gun.


To view the Joy gallery, click here.